Why can’t Cardi B and Kim Kardashian get enough?

Why can’t Cardi B and Kim Kardashian get enough?

Size matters and bigger is better.

At least that’s the case for bags this season; micro bags have taken their place in the giant sizes.

In recent years, the trend has started to swing in the opposite direction, with the introduction of giant tote bags, everything from small accessories like lip gloss and credit cards to comically microscopic MSCHF handbags.

“People are ready for something new,” said Joni Pangsaeng, Reformation’s senior director of design and marketing. Zoe Reportsuggests that mini-bag “fatigue” is a major cause of the big-bag boom.

Cardi B was spotted this week with a giant Chanel bag. Aissaoui Nacer / MEGA
Industry experts believe the rapid shift toward oversized bags is both practical and a sign of a larger movement toward bohemian style. Getty Images

Cardi B was photographed at Disneyland Paris this week with what can only be described as a “ridiculously large” bag. It covered at least a quarter of her petite frame. It was a giant silver-quilted shoulder bag from Chanel.

On the other hand, Jennifer Lawrence, an advocate of giant bags, created a casual, beige outfit with a giant black tote bag last month.

“They’re going from the gym to the office to dinner, and then they’re traveling a lot,” Jennie McCormick, chief design and marketing officer for the women’s category at Rag & Bone, told The Zoe Report. “I don’t think people want to carry multiple bags, or particularly one that looks like a ‘work bag’ or a ‘travel bag.'”

In April, singer FKA Twigs was spotted in New York City with an oversized bag. GC Images
The latest advocate of the XL bag trend is Cardi B. Aissaoui Nacer / MEGA
Off the runway, celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence have been seen carrying large shoulder bags. GC Images

The runways are also awash with overflowing, oversized shoulder bags.

Miu Miu’s Spring/Summer 2024 collection Charm-adorned leather carrying cases called “”Jane Birkin effect.” In the same season, Loew a handful of XXL bags were released, Bottega Veneta’s catwalk I saw bags that were almost comically large: backpacks as big as the model’s torso and woven bags more than twice her waist.

But the trend has been steadily increasing over the past few months. In December, Kim Kardashian a large Hermes BirkinMany Hollywood stars, from Harry Styles to Travis Kelce, were also seen wearing these clothes.

According to this Vogue BusinessNet-a-Porter saw a spike in searches for tote bags earlier this year, while Marc Jacobs’ tote bag garnered viral acclaim on TikTok, Minimalist Margaux bag by The Row He has gained a fan base among celebrities.

Kim Kardashian has been photographed many times carrying a huge bag, usually designer bags. GC Images
Kate Hudson was spotted carrying an oversized bag in Manhattan in January. GC Images

But some experts believe the interest in giant bags is two-fold.

Not only a practical carrying case, but also a bohemian revival On the horizon—get your clogs, lace skirts, and fringed jackets ready.

Chloé announced the first whispers of a bohemian renaissance at Paris Fashion Week earlier this year, and the front row VIP guests wearing wooden daggers. Catwalk pieces The 2013 Coachella-worthy pieces: lace blouses, mesh tunics and dresses, fringed leather pants, chunky gold jewelry, and dresses adorned with ruffles at the ankles and waist.

“I think the revival of the bohemian style has greatly pushed this trend forward,” Pangsaeng said.

“At the height of the bohemian renaissance in the 2010s, everyone was wearing big, baggy bags.”